Foreign travel advice

Mongolia

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

Summary

Travel to Mongolia is subject to entry restrictions

  • It is currently not possible for British nationals to enter Mongolia due to restrictions imposed by the Mongolian government.
  • Entry to Mongolia for British nationals who hold a valid long-stay visa (e.g. work permit) or permanent residency for Mongolia may be possible.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Mongolia, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

All scheduled commercial flights have been cancelled but there are occasional charter flights from Mongolia organised by the Mongolian Government. See Return to the UK

Around 6,500 British nationals visit Mongolia annually. Most visits are trouble-free.

Mongolia takes border security very seriously and foreign nationals aren’t routinely permitted access to border areas. The authorities can regard zones of up to 100km inside the border as a border area. If you wish to travel in these areas, you must get permission from the State Frontier Guard Authority. Only a few specified land border crossings are open to foreigners. See Border crossings

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Mongolia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

Avoid going out on foot alone at night. Foreigners stand out and can be targeted for attack because of their comparative wealth. See Crime.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.